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. happening now. another top commander in a widening scandal swirling around general david petraeus. john allen is now the subject of a pentagon investigation. it centers around hundreds, possibly thousands of e-mails sent to this woman. details of where she fits into an increasingly tangled web of relationships. i'll talk about all of this with the chair of the senate intelligence committee. dianne feinstein says it is like something off the front page of a tab roid mloid magazine and s demanding answers. i'm wolf blitzer and you're in "the situation room." >>> we begin with stunning twists in the scandal that brought down the head of the cia, general david petraeus. another u.s. general is caught in the same tangled web. john allen, top commander in afghanistan, is being investigated by the pentagon for allegedly sending inappropriate e-mails to a married woman, the same woman whose complaint of threatening e-mails from general petraeus' lover cracked the scandal wide open. barbara starr is trying to sort this out for us. it is rather complicated, what's the latest you're getting? >> it
told about the investigation of david petraeus are getting ready to meet. that's this afternoon. a senior official is telling cnn details about general john allen's relationship with a socialite at the center of both investigations. this is a web of characters and connections that is impacting the team in charge of america's security. it is also delaying when the world will know who will be the next leader of nato. general john allen was to have a confirmation hearing this thursday on his way to becoming the supreme allied commander. that, of course, is now on hold while allen denied doing anything wrong, he is under investigation for potentially inappropriate e-mails he sent to this woman, jill kelley, the tampa socialite triggered the petraeus investigation. we'll get to exactly how in just a moment. the defense department's inspector general is going through e-mails allen and kelley sent to each other. >> the primary thing is that, you know, she wants her privacy protected. and i think that she's going to probably come out at some point and make a statement. >> privacy, of co
. questions that could finally be answered tomorrow when former cia director david petraeus, brings as much anticipated benghazi testimony. now that he has been removed from the obama administration. we take this up with congressman trey gowdy. former pentagon official, k.t. mcfarland, and best-selling author, ed klein. and former bush adviser, ron christie. moments ago, ranking members of the senate intelligence committee spoke to the press that they had little to offer in regard to the actual testimony given. dianne feinstein, the chair, said committee members were able to watch a film that was a composite, real-time document of the beginning to the end of the terrorist attack. she announced additional hearings that are closed and open hearing will take place in the future. however, she refused to comment on whether that reflected the obama adminiitration's descriptions of the events are at the cia agents in benghazi call for help for separate times. tonight, the cia has launched an exploratory investigation into the conduct of david petraeus. he is scheduled to testify in front of the ho
david petraeus. we're learning he will testify about libya this week. more on that as we get it. plus the lessons learned from one of the most important voting blocs this election year. we'll have a conversation on that. and a small plane crashes into a house and bursts into flames. why? it's all "happening now." jenna: brand new developments on the scandal absorbing new headlines today. we're glad you're with us. i'm jenna lee. rick: i'm rick folbaum in for jon scott. fox news learning exclusively that the former cia chief will testify about the benghazi terror attacks before house and senate committees. jenna: a major development. friday he stepped down as america's top spy when he admitted to having an affair with his biographer, paula broadwell. we're expected to get comments about the growing scandal when he open has his first news conference since re-election. that will happen in two hours and we'll have it when it does. doug mckelway is live for us. doug? >> reporter: former cia director david petraeus voluntarily agreed to testify before house and senate intelligence committee
kelway is live for us. doug? >> reporter: former cia director david petraeus voluntarily agreed to testify before house and senate intelligence committees. fox has learned he will speak off site on friday to the senate intelligence committee about the libya report. presumably that it means his testimony will be closed and not open to the public. recall that director petraeus briefed intelligence committees on september 14th, three days after the benghazi attack and said that the attack was akin to a flashmob that is explanation moments ago chairman of the house homeland security committee peter king suggested may have been dishonest. >> i was just talking to frank lobioni on the intelligence committee with me, documents we see, intelligence prior to general petraeus coming in, it is impossible to believe that he thought he was giving honest testimony. >> reporter: while not going that far other members of the intelligence committees want answers from petraeus. >> does make you wonder because the cia has now reported they knew pretty much from the beginning this was an al qaeda-inspired terrorist
. former c.i.a. director david petraeus will testify tomorrow in two closed door hearings. it was announced today that secretary of state hillary clinton will testify in mid-december. chairman of the house foreign affairs committee spoke today about the frustration over the conflicting information. >> every time we have another classified briefing and every time we try to pry deeper we get conflicting reports about what was taking place. and what messages were being sent to washington. what did the administration know, and we have got to do something to make sure that our personnel in harm's way including diplomat, they are on the front line, that the diplomatic posts are protected and that they have the security that they need. >> dana: all right. so a lot to get to tonight, because there are more reports tonight from the "wall street journal" that updated the story earlier, eric, that said general david petraeus in the final days before he was leaving that there is a lot of conflict and it was over the benghazi issue because he wanted to put out a c.i.a. timeline to put the c.i.a. in a fa
, that jill kelley, we're talking about the same tampa housewife whom david petraeus' then mistress paula broadwell apparently saw as rival. a whole new chapter in a saga that since last friday has been one bombshell after another. and so far, all of them have something to do with kelley. she's a volunteer military liaison at the air force base, home of the u.s. central command in tampa, florida. kelley complained to the fbi last spring when paula broadwell was having an affair with petraeus allegedly harassed her with jealous e-mails. petraeus admitted the affair with broadwell but denies any elicit contact with kelley. so does general allen who was scheduled for a senate confirmation hearing this very week to become nato's supreme allied commander. today that's on hold, but he will continue in his position as the investigation continues. and all of that as the pentagon digs through 20,000 to 30,000 pages of e-mails and other communications, many with kelley over a two-year period. >>> each revelation brings 100 new questions and my colleague chris lawrence joins me from the pentagon to
the fbi that there were classified information on her computer. but both she and david petraeus have said that information did not come from petraeus. paula broadwell has a lot of other sources out there. and remember, she did have some security clearance as a former -- and really is a reservist in a military intelligence officer. >> chris lawrence at the pentagon, many thanks to you. members of congress have expressed outrage over a lack of communication to the point of saying their lack of involvement in this could be criminal. watch. >> you do have a fiduciary responsibility to tell the chairman and the ranking member of both the house and senate of the intelligence committee. and if they were not informed, and looks like senator feinstein was not informed, then something is grossly wrong. those people have to know. >> a lot of questions about who knew what when. let's bring in cnn senior congressional correspondent dana bash on capitol hill for us. dana, great to see you. congress as you know back to work today. they'll be holding this closed door briefing today on that attack in beng
for the white house today on the resignation of via director david petraeus. who knew what and when and what it all means in the search for answers about the terror attack that killed four americans if libya. welcome to live live, everyone i'm megyn kelly. we begin with hour at the white house where press secretary jay carney business to hold his first briefing since news broke that general petraeus had stepped down. we haven't heard for him in a while. this is going to be interesting. word of the general's extramarital affair reportedly with his by og graph tere paula broadwell sending shock waves through (d) c. and beyond. it came days before the general was supposed to sit down with lawmakers to discuss the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. tkweucritics are questioning why the news now broke publicly when some in washington knew about the allegations against mr. petraeus for months. the chairman of the homeland committee is with us. i know you believe this is major crisis, why? >> i really do. i'm looking forward to the meeting on thursday with the other actors involved here.
, the president did immediately face questions about the scandal that surrounds his now former cia director david petraeus. he's used his time to praise petraeus. >> i have no evidence at this point from what i've seen, that classified information was disclosed, that in any way would have had a negative impact on our national security. >> press to answer again, whether he believed he was notified too late. the president again tried to say as little as possible. >> i am withholding judgment, with respect to how the entire process surrounding general petraeus came up. you know, we don't have all the information yet. but i want to say that i have a lot of confidence generally in the fbi. and they've got a difficult job. it is also possible that had we been told, then you'd be sitting here asking a question about why were you interfering in a criminal investigation. >> while the president withholds judgment, the investigation process is already under scrutiny on capitol hill. the heads of the fbi and the cia, the agenting head right now, mike morel met with them. he's sifting through e-mails between
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